My first TTT! This is exciting. Leave a comment below if you are actively participating–I’m curious to see how this has grown since Sarah over at Journey2DFuture started the challenge on WordPress a few years back.
There isn’t much explaining to do. You post 10 thoughts every Tuesday. So here goes!
This week I have a theme:
In the Office
I have a new office mate. She is the third person to share an office with me since August. I wasn’t sure at first how much energy I had left to help this new person feel welcome, as two awesome ladies have come and gone, and thus left me broken-hearted. As it turns out, the new person is also really quite lovely and I am happy that her and I will be sharing a work space. So yesterday I bought her flowers.
1. Thought: There is always energy available to help someone feel welcome. Don’t be an asshole.
My colleague, who I like to call my work husband, because we bicker like an old married couple, bought me an original Whoopee Cushion for my birthday. I mentioned to him once how uptight I used to be about fart humour, but how I actually find it funny now. I’m going to pull it out after my lunch break for a little afternoon giggle.
“When anyone “SITS-ON-IT” it emits a REAL Bronx Cheer.”
2. Thought: The older I get, the more immature I am becoming.
My colleague and friend was away on Friday, and so another co-worker and I rearranged and organized her office as a surprise. She has been talking about doing it for months, but hasn’t had the time or interest. In other words, it’s not really her thing–but it sure is my thing! If I could get paid [well] to clean and organize for a living believe me I would change careers in a heartbeat! She loves her new space.
3. Thought: In hindsight, changing someone’s office around without their consent and/or input is pretty ballsy. Thank God it went well.
Every second Wednesday we have a themed potluck in the office. This week’s theme is: Rock & Roll. Past themes have included: Indian Summer, Childhood Favourites, Foods in Movies, Magic, and Colours of the Rainbow. Themes are chosen randomly, and are up for interpretation.
4. Thought: What the fuck am I going to make tomorrow?
My colleagues told me that if they were going to surprise me with an office make-over, they would paint and steam clean, and then put everything back the way it was because my. space. is. so. awesome.
5. Thought: My office mates know I’m a bit of a control freak but love me anyway.
I have three pictures of my little Bird up on my wall. All black and white and all insanely cute. I also have B’s art hanging in my office which has gotten a lot of attention.
6. Thought: I feel so lucky to work in an art school.
The same colleague that bought me the fart cushion wrote me a little note on a yellow Post-it Note that says: “Please watch your mouse.” I have a potty mouth.
7. Thought: This note makes me smile.
I love stationary. My new thing is to make notes on graph paper. I just bought myself a new notebook to help keep me organized. I’m excited to start using it.
8. Thought: I’m hesitant to make the first mark.
I have a 1.5 L water bottle sitting on my desk. I try to consume at least 1 L of water during my work day. I do pretty well, usually. I’m looking for a nice 1 or 1.5 L bottle that will inspire me to drink more water during the day.
9. Thought: They are hard to find.
My husband and I collect unique, mostly handmade coffee mugs. I recently bought a super fun rainbow mug from a student art sale here at the school. In fact I bought two! P wasn’t as excited about the mugs as I was so I have one that I use exclusively at work, and one that I use at home.
10. Thought: I love them.